Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- DaVita (NYSE: DVA) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $109.53, above its previous 52-week high of $109.31 with 180,511 shares traded as of 10:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 716,400 shares over the past 30 days. DaVita has a market cap of $10.26 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 42.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates DaVita as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full DaVita Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.